"Update. We had a HP leadership meeting tonight. The other assistant had concerns too. The HPGL said not to worry too much, because we will NOT be following their mandate. He sent the emails to us to gauge our reaction, and figured since neither of…"
"I have felt that way. Yes there has always been a strong encouragement for "One night a week with the missionaries. This can be delegated throughout the HP group leadership or the quorum both HP and Elders. Monthly PPIs have been in the books…"
"Sometimes we are required to do hard things. Because something is hard doesn't mean that it isn't right to do. In the early days of the church fathers were often commanded to serve long missions in foreign lands, leaving their families for…"
"I can completely understand your frustrations. I have been in situations where the demand seems to be too much. At the same time I would counsel that you should look beyond the burden and try to understand the blessing. It sounds…"
"I'm in the bishopric of my ward. So far, we haven't received these kinds of mandates in our area (Las Vegas). On the other hand, I have been involved in asking people to do things beyond what they believe they can do. I have gone to my…"
"Honestly, I haven't heard anything like this. Then again, I am only in a singles ward and I've never been in a presidency position other than secretary.
From what little I understand, family should come first. Prayer about the…"
Hi folks. Sorry about this post, the content has been bugging me for several days. I've been reluctant to post, because to be blunt I'm more than a bit grumpy at the moment. I'm currently an assistant in the Ward HP group and over the last week or so I've been getting emails from the HP group leader & bishop advising of new initiatives from the Pacific Area Presidency regarding re-activation efforts. Every email comes with a forward from the Area Presidency (so i know this is coming from…See More
"Interesting discussion. Unfortunately we are in a world where the sabbath doesn't mean much to the majority of people - even many other Christian religions no longer place as much emphasis on the sabbath. As an example the local Catholic school…"
"I grew up LDS in a small city where the active LDS population was about 20. Throughout most of my time in youth / YSA, I was the only LDS (active or not) member in town between the ages of 12 and 30. With no like-minded peers, it was very easy to…"
"Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the…"
"There has certainly been a push for a while now for members to focus more on the basics of the gospel than on various opinions, speculations etc. At the end of the day, understanding topics such as those listed above may be interesting, but…"
Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Matt, saying this guy comes of as aristocratic is a slap in the face of true aristocracy. Sure, the aristocracy have consisted of quite a bunch of a-holes in the past, but the idea of 'noblesse oblige' is firmly rooted in today's…"
"Having been on both ends of distance learning, I don't see it being good competition for traditional classrooms.
I did a little distance learning for a class that had 2 that couldn't regularly make class and 1 that could never make class.…"
"As long as people are willing to blow money on non-marketable degrees, while others key in to steady high demand fields; no.
But, there are always education bubbles bursting for degrees and certifications in fields related to other economic…"
"Posting a Preacher's comment as evidence against evolution? Genius! It's not like he's financially invested in people throwing money his way if they'd rather believe in fairies and unicorns!
Though, you can't expect much…"
"Man, if you haven't done anything go and talk to your sister and tell her what she is doing is wrong.
She hasn't acused you, yet is treating you like you have been accused? Well, that's some horrid villification."
"Sorry Prescott I didn't mean to downplay your issues.
I echo a lot of what the guys are saying here. Friendship comes first and you need to sit him down and tell him how you feel and what you are seeing. And if it is making you uncomfortable…"
""Two of my only true friends"....its hard but take a look at your life and expand your social circle...this is a bigger issue than your question. What happens when they break up and you potentially lose both of them?"